Josie Adams

Josie Adams is a staff writer at The Spinoff. Email her on josie@thespinoff.co.nz

Society
Jun 3, 2020

The week in Covid-19 data: False finishes across the globe

New Zealand has had zero new cases for 11 days in a row. Should we be complacent?

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Business
Jun 3, 2020

Keeping the lights on: Can Waitomo and its worms survive a post-Covid world?

Waitomo is a town built on tourism. What happens now?

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Society
May 30, 2020

NZ is on the brink of zero active cases. Who else is in the Covid-free club?

As NZ approaches elimination of Covid-19, we look at who else has pulled it off.

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Society
May 27, 2020

The week in Covid-19 data: How relaxed is our government?

Every week we use Our World in Data's numbers to assess New Zealand's Covid-19 response. This week, we look at the government stringency index.

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Society
May 22, 2020

Doctors without orders: How the new ANZCA president is handling surgery during Covid-19

Dr Vanessa Beavis on life as an anaesthetist during a worldwide pandemic.

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Society
May 20, 2020

The week in Covid-19 data: How New Zealand compares

We see how New Zealand's testing rate, death rate, and more compare to other countries.

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Science
May 20, 2020

New poll shows 16% of New Zealanders don’t want to be Covid-19 vaccinated

Almost 16% of us would say no to a Covid-19 vaccine. Could that affect our recovery strategy?

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Music
May 19, 2020

Jason vs Jawsh: The drama behind the song that’s hot on the Tok

TikTok is back in the news, this time at the centre of an almost-scandal concerning Jawsh 685, a 17-year-old Aucklander.

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Society
May 14, 2020

‘The right direction’: New Zealand unions on the 2020 budget

The budget invests in the future of work, but how does it help workers today?

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Society
May 13, 2020

The week in Covid-19 data: How New Zealand compares

The first in a series of weekly data posts tracking how New Zealand compares to other countries when it comes to Covid-19.

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Music
May 12, 2020

Gigs are off, but Auckland’s music crew is back at Spark Arena

Music industry workers have returned to an old haunt to put their skills to a different use: boxing supplies for families in need.

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Politics
May 9, 2020

Young Act members accused of ‘pack behaviour’ amid sexual harassment claims

The vice-president resigned in protest, citing a culture where harassment and slut-shaming are the norm. Where to now for Young Act?

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Auckland Zoo
May 8, 2020

Auckland Zoo: Here for another century

Auckland Zoo has been a community hub for 98 years. Now, that hub is online.

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Music
May 8, 2020

Paramore’s Hayley Williams on how femininity drives her new solo album

Paramore's not gone, and not forgotten; but what remains of it on Hayley Williams' new album?

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Music
May 6, 2020

The reign of Troy Kingi

His last album was psychedelic, and this one's reggae – is there any genre Troy Kingi won't do?

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Music
May 6, 2020

Exclusive: New song from Benee

Before her new album, Benee wanted to get real about her last one. 'Lownely' is here to tug at your heartstrings.

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Music
May 2, 2020

From recorders to records: Matt Mulholland is a serious musician

You know him for his recorder-based Celine Dion cover, but you'll remember him for bringing funk back.

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Society
Apr 30, 2020

How are we accidentally hurting ourselves under lockdown?

While injuries are down nationwide, there are a couple of categories that have grown.

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Music
Apr 29, 2020

Chelsea Jade explains her bizarre new music video

Is Chelsea Jade a professional stilt-walker? She talks about what happened behind the scenes of her latest music video.

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Society
Apr 24, 2020

We need ‘urgent and radical action’: The Salvation Army’s latest report

In the past week, The Sallies delivered 5,895 food parcels, a 346% increase from the week before lockdown.

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Society
Apr 24, 2020

The data proves it – we’re staying at home

For a month now, we’ve been asked to stay at home to stop the spread of Covid-19. New data visualisations now show how well we’re following that instruction.

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Society
Apr 21, 2020

Eleven ways life has changed in lockdown New Zealand

Rats, sex toys, and air pollution — the new world order of lockdown is having some strange knock-on effects.

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Music
Apr 9, 2020

Review: The Beths, live (streamed)

The Beths hosted a very personal, very cool live streamed concert. Here's some more artists who are doing the same.

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Society
Apr 7, 2020

The truth about adrenochrome

The new conspiracy buzzword is adrenochrome. It's a drug with a literary history, not a scientific one. We explain what we can.

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Society
Apr 4, 2020

The squeeze on healthcare in locked-down New Zealand

Medical centres across the country are condensing services, moving online, and ushering in pandemic plans. Josie Adams assesses what it’s like to access and provide essential medical care under alert level four.

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Food
Apr 2, 2020

Lockdown gardening: How to grow plants when you can’t buy them

One way to pass time, which we suddenly have a lot of, is gardening. But where can you get seeds? And what do you plant in autumn?

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